paramedic practice in USA

gumis

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Hi everybody,

I'm a Polish student on second year Paramedic Medical University, after this year will be my year to graduation. After completing this year, I would like to do practice in the USA.I have a few questions:
Is it possible? What institutions may be interested in this kind of job? What do I have to do to be employed? How much they can pay?
I would add that I was already in the USA last vacation on Long Island.

Thank you for your answers.
 

Medic Tim

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It is very difficult to transfer in foreign ems credentials. You would most likely have to take a paramedic course here..... After getting a student visa. This will most likely be a long and expensive process. If you get licensed here you would then need a work visa. Ems workers do not qualify for a work visa without being married to an American or some other foot in the door. You can't even volunteer without a visa. The pay varies from barely minimum wage to a comfortable salary depending on experience and location. It is not impossible but is very very difficult.
 

Medic Tim

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I am not sure how it works in other places. My wife is American and I still had to jump through a lot of hoops to be able to practice/volunteer in the USA.
 

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